League Related Rules - Fall

Last updated: Scott Dunham - 10/26/2023 10:47:37 PM

NOTE: the 2022 (since 2020) Fall season will use WOOD ASA approved Softball bats only. Composite all wood bats are legal. No "Corndog" type bats will be allowed (polymer type handle, wood barrel, polymer hybrids, etc).  Note: Any women players may use wood bats or any approved bat from the Roxbury Spring league list.

The league entrance fee is $405 (2022), paid start of season. Umpires will be paid cash $30 per team per game so plan accordingly plus playoffs.

Rosters have a maximum of 20 players, all who have reached the age of 21 by season start. The rosters must have at a minimum 50% of the players having some sort of affiliation to Roxbury (updated from 10 in 2020). Whether they went to school, work, live, former residents or have relatives who meet this criteria. Roxbury twp. includes Hopatcong and Mt. Arlington. Each team will be allowed to include ten (updated from 5 for 2019 season) out of town players on their roster.  Out of town players are not grandfathered.

To be eligible for the championship tournament; must play in 40% of regular season games, eligible consists of at least one at-bat or 3 defense outs played in field. NOT JUST SHOWING UP!

If a team forfeits two games during the regular season, they will enter the championship tournament with one loss.

If a team received a forfeit at the field all members at the field in the lineup get credit for that game . If a team recieved a forfeit prior to their scheduled game, all members of roster gets credit for participation for that one game.

If a team forfeited NO members receive credit for participation for that game.

If a player was injured and missed minimum number of games a verbal waiver must be submitted prior to start of tournament to advisory board. Advisory Board will rule on player eligibity.

Teams are required to keep a scorebook, lineup written in ink. The captain/coach of each team must be able to verify number of games played of roster players prior to the tournament. 

Team may not start a game with less than 8 players. In the event a team has 8 players, the opposing team will supply a catcher. This catcher shall retrieve pitch balls but may not participate in the “play” of the game. If a team has 9 or more players, they must supply their own catcher. In the event of a game with one team having 8 players and the other team having 9 players, both opposing teams will supply a catcher. There is no waiting or grace period unless a team has less than 8 players to start the game. After 15 minutes a forfeit will be declared if the team cannot field 8 legal roster players.

Extra Innings- Teams start with a runner at second base to start the inning. Managers ensure it is not someone coming up to bat otherwise if on base when due up they are considered an out.

Playoff Standings- Ties- First go to Head to Head record then Lowest Runs Allowed (Games involved or if three way tie season) then coin flip

Roxbury Men's Softball League History (Fall)

2016: Fresh Cutz (M. Schwartz) over Fielder's Choice (S. Dunham), 2-0
2017: Fresh Cutz (M. Schwartz) over Fielder's Choice (S. Dunham), 2-0
2018: Fielders Choice (S. Dunham) over Fresh Cutz (M. Schwartz), 2-0
2019: Stream Energy/Quiet Man Pub (F. Torres) over Fielder's Choice (S. Dunham), 2-0
2020: Mystery Machine ( R. Gathin) over Renegades (formerly Fielders Choice, D. Davitt), 2-0
2021: Mystery Machine (R. Gathin) over Guardian PM (M. Grose)
2022: Guardian PM (M. Grose) over Fresh Cutz (J. Lloyd)
2023 Mystery Machine over Still Standing Athletics (former Guardian) A, Outsiders (B)